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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta School patrol at work Members of the Westminster School patrol are shown hard at work stopp- ing cars and directing student traffic. The patrol is made up of Grade 6 students at the school and is on the job to control lunch hour and after school pedestrians and bike riders The patrol team is efficiently supervised by a cap- and has a member at each corner outfitted with hand stop signs. i nvrtivwn Secretaries scarce across most of Europe Consumer complaints object of study OTTAWA The Standards Council of Canada has learned that if it wants to find out what's bothering con- just asking the ones who complain isn't enough A study done for the council and the consumer affairs de- partment by two university professors depicts the typical consumer who puts his gripes in writing or picks up the telephone and beefs to someone in as affluent and usually English-speaking. A council spokesman said the study shows greater effort is needed to get complaints from those who feel the pinch most the the old and the young. The called Who Com- was done by Dr. Fred Edgecombe and John Liefeld of the University of Guelph consumer studies department Dr. Edgecombe is the head of the council's advisory com- mittee on standards for con- sumers Names of of the What are you waiting Art new small cars a for Clothes feel Do you avoid the bathrooms are sure signs you're gaining _ unwanted Oo something about it today. Weight Watchers can help you lose weight and keep it off for good. pleasant prog .-am includes 3 hearty meals a day Skilled lecturer helps you every step of the way. You can join Weight Watchers this week and be on your way to a slimmer figure. NOW ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS tETHBRIDGE St. Augustine's Anglican Church 11 Street Mid 4 AVWHM 8. 1 p.m. end CARDSTON United Church TABER CMC Centre CREEK Tewn BELLEVUEMaptovitt Community Hall WtlKlY Ff I TMIMAFTIR 00 SHOAL fot fTUMMTS drams 4 ovn WEIGHT WATCHERS leu dent have to be alone snymort people sent questionnaires were drawn from the files of Box the federal government's consumer com- plaint bureau Others had complained to the Better Business Bureau of Metro- politan Chatelaine magazine's consumer column and the provincial treasury department of Prince Edward Island The complaints received in- dicate appliances and home furnishings are the prime target of consumer beefs. Second on the list was followed by motor vehicles and real estate or housing and wearing apparel. In the French-speaking part of the government was among the top five' ob- jects of complaints. Complaints about the govern- ment services did not even rate a spot among the top 12 listed by- English-speaking consumers. widowers and single people did not complain as much as separated or married people. The complainers were fairly evenly split between men and women. People in managerial and professional jobs were heavily represented. The number of French- speaking complainers was relatively small. Box 99 reported last year that only about eight per cent of all its complaints come from French-speaking consumers THE BETTER HALF Gladys head of con- sumer services in the federal consumer affairs says steps have already been taken to attract a broader cross-section to complaint of- fices. The department had set up its first local office in an Italian district of and is providing more staff to its regional headquarters Dr Edgecombe an old-age the cost of an eight-cent stamp may be important enough to put off writing a letter of complaint lot of the answers to this kind of problem are self-evi- a need for more storefront and neighbourhood operations where people can drop in and complain about poor goods or services LONDON Memo to the Your secretary wants more than sweet- she's probably going to get it. Across most of even in the Soviet secretaries and typists are scarce. In some there are as many as 20 employers chasing every sec- promising fat pay che- ques and free meals. London ranks high on the list of most-favored nations for aspiring assistants. free tickets for week- ends top rates and su- per promised one firm. Another offered red mini for lucky girl who joins our go-ahead young and a third before If the British fog gets you try Frankfurt or then Switzerland or the Scandinavian countries. A survey published by a leading British employment agency disclosed recently there are 10 jobs for every London secretary. An inex- perienced typist can com- mand a weekly wage of and her more ex- perienced colleague upwards of These are considered good salaries in a country where the average male wage is In school leavers can hope to take home a month as secretaries. In where there are secretarial beginners can earn marks monthly and ex- perienced secretaries marks In Scandinavia the secretary shortage appears to be easing except in the middle bracket where monthly salaries hover around Salaries in where the shortage is increasingly are static at an average monthly In Pans demand ex- ceeds supply only at the very bottom of the ladder. young girl fresh out of school who starts as a typist can get an average salary of between 237 francs and 262 francs a said employment agent Georges Albaret as a bilingual has special with one official ex- plaining. very difficult' to get a fully fully competent For the francs a month is an easy target In even the prettiest signorina cannot call her own tune. Unlike other there are 10 to 20 applicants for every secretarial vacancy. The butterfly of the business the temporary or has not yet reach- ed the shores of but she is a common phenomenon in other European countries. She earns at least 10 per cent A NEW PROJECTOR HAS A BUILT-IN SCREEN ON WHICH FILMS CAN BE SEEN WHEN A SMALL DOOR OVER THE LENS 15CLOSED. WHEN PICTURES CAN BE PROJECTED ON A SCREEN IN THE USUAL MANNER... more than permanent secretaries. In Brussels temps can make 30 per cent more than or- dinary in London up to 10 per cent more. Employment agencies in Amsterdam charge a set fee of 8 guilders an hour for a temp But if the temp isn't satisfied with she can set her own price agencies she often gets it. In Dutch temps get a 16.14 per cent vacation allowance from the agency on all even for one day. There are no temps in the Soviet Union-ami precious few secretaries either. In a lengthy article earlier this the Communist party daily Pravda said the shortage of secretaries was matter of state importance Pravda demanded an in- crease in the number of secre- tarial schools At present there are only seven in the country. Ann Landers Dear Ann How old does a man have to be before he gets some brains7 I was happily married for 38 years We always worked on the farm together The thought never crossed my mind that my husband would cheat on me Then some nice neighbor- ly people bought the place next to ours and the next thing I knew my husband had quite an affair going with their 30- unmarried daughter. It went on for two years dumb as a doorpost until I caught them in the hay The following week my hus- band had a heart attack that kept him in bed for eight plus another year to recuperate. He promised the Lord if he ever got well he'd lead a Christian life he behaved for the next few and then another cou- ple moved into the vicinity met them at church. The woman is in her mid-SOs and plays the piano rather well so we invited them over for a musical evening husband is good on the guitar and I play the I walked out of the room for a minute and when I returned I saw my husband give her a love-pat on the rear it can't be sex in any other way but in his but it shocked me that he would act up again if he could Please tell me how to think about this I am upset and need guidance Red Oklahoma Dear Just tell him to keep his hands to himself because that woman's hus- band isn't blind and he might not take kindly to such in addition to which it's an insult to you. Dear Ann I think you are fair to both sexes in spite of occasional reader comments to the contrary This question will require total detachment Is a wife entitled to a night out with the girls just as a husband is entitled to his night out with the boys9 Let Me Be Me Dear I assume by night out with the you mean a hen party card- playing or just gathering at a home for girl-talk If the answer is yes If you mean bar-hopping or going to a cocktail lounge and dancing with guys the answer is no MARRIAGE ind FAMILY COUNSELLING -Alaetair Mont PhoiM 327-8948 Woman's World V 410-13thSt. N. Specializing In all phases of Beauty Culture is pleased to announce that JANICE GRISAK has returned to their 2 other fully qualified operators to Serve you EVA DUNN and SANDI PETERSON Phone 328-1054 Sears for 3 days only Your child's portrait made with Eastman Ektacolour Film and materials and our all new DYNAMIC COLOUR background you full colour fidelity and breathtaking realism never before possible. 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